Gol Launches SUN Movement Secretariat-Liberia
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health has officially launched the Scaling UP Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat-Liberia under the theme “Multi-sectoral Approach to improve Nutrition” in Monrovia.
The SUN Movement-Liberia Secretariat was on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 launched by Honorable Tolbert Nyenswah, Director General, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL). Speaking during the launch, Honorable Nyenswah calls on the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and National Legislature to see reasons to make budgetary allocation to support the SUN Movement Secretariat-Liberia and SUN-related sectors such as health, agriculture, education, gender, commerce for its effective function.
The SUN Movement Secretariat-Liberia is currently situated at the Ministry of Health in Congo Town. The ceremony was graced by officials of government including Dr. Wilhelmina S. Jallah, Minister of Health, Prof. Francis F. Wreh, Director General LISGIS and Hon. Robert K. Fagans Sr, Deputy Minister Planning and Development at the Ministry of Agriculture among others. Also in attendance were partners from Irish Aid, USAID, Unicef, WFP and civil society organizations. Members from various ministries and agencies also signature to the SUN Secretariat-Liberia Member pledge as a sign of commitment.
Lastly, the National Nutrition Policy which serves as the bedrock for all nutrition specific and sensitive interventions that was validated in April 2019 was also disseminated to key stakeholders.